Verisk Analytics (VRSK) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.13

Media coverage about Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verisk Analytics earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.579170291965 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

VRSK has been the topic of several research reports. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub lowered Verisk Analytics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Verisk Analytics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Verisk Analytics in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Verisk Analytics from $83.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $92.64.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) traded down $0.30 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $97.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 957,377 shares, compared to its average volume of 710,248. The company has a quick ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36. The firm has a market cap of $16,060.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.87, a P/E/G ratio of 3.18 and a beta of 0.80. Verisk Analytics has a 52 week low of $75.60 and a 52 week high of $98.60.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $549.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $527.97 million. Verisk Analytics had a return on equity of 36.91% and a net margin of 22.09%. Verisk Analytics’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.84 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Verisk Analytics will post 3.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Verisk Analytics news, CFO Lee Shavel acquired 388 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $96.61 per share, for a total transaction of $37,484.68. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 22,729 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,195,848.69. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Scott G. Stephenson acquired 22,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $91.16 per share, for a total transaction of $2,023,752.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 577,441 shares in the company, valued at approximately $52,639,521.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 22,978 shares of company stock worth $2,098,817 and sold 327,172 shares worth $28,591,387. 3.41% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Verisk Analytics Company Profile

Verisk Analytics, Inc is a data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources and financial services. The Company operates through two segments: Risk Assessment and Decision Analytics. Its Risk Assessment segment serves its property and casualty insurance customers and focuses on prediction of loss, selection and pricing of risk, and compliance with their reporting requirements in each United States state in which they operate.

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